Entries for the ‘Adoption’ Category

Mother and daughter reunited after 77 years apart

Waiting365.jpgby Kelli

Walking in the woods with her best friend one warm afternoon, the real world barreled into her idyllic life. Three men approached the 16-year-old girls; they were separated. [Minka] Disbrow, who still believed storks delivered babies, was raped by a man in a cowboy hat who called himself “Mack.”

Bloody and sore, Disbrow and her friend returned home.

Adoptive parents challenge Democrat over racial remarks

by Carder I would like for him to ‘man up’…. He’s made the statement. He needs to put his money where his mouth is. ~ Beverly Owings, adoptive white mother of a biracial daughter, challenging, Alabama state Rep. Alvin Holmes (pictured), a Democrat who said that “Republicans would support abortion if their daughters were impregnated by […]

Fox’s Neil Cavuto: MS diagnosis shifted focus to “important things”

by Kelli I don’t think I would have adopted my boys [Jeremy, 12, Bradley, 11; he also has a daughter Tara, 28] had I not had the illness. It humanized me, taught me not to be a jerk. It made me do things I never would have done…. It forced me to focus on things […]

Mother gives back adopted son

by Carder I was bleeding heavily, sitting on the rug, crying. My two little ones were hiding behind a chair, crying. And it hit me: This is a domestic violence situation; if their dad had done this, I would take our children somewhere safe. Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J. In his short little life, […]

Celine Dion on foster children awareness, adoption, and motherhood

by Carder As a mom, it wasn’t hard to say yes. I couldn’t refuse. If we can help to try to make people more aware, try to help.  Can’t believe that some children are asking for parents for the holidays. This is like, not normal. And there’s so many foster care children. ~ Singer Celine Dion, […]

Dutch couple adopts second American baby

I’m in heaven; that’s why we chose her name Sky… She’s beautiful. We’re very happy… Open adoption is very important for us…. We will raise her with all the love we have. ~ Priscilla Devries (pictured) and Richard Dros, parents from the Netherlands who have adopted a second baby from the United States, as featured […]

Ohio RTL president: Make it easier to adopt

We have made a significant impact, abortion clinics are closing… in our evolution, we believe the next step is adoption…. More adoptions will lead to less abortions. More women will see opportunities to have their child and keep their child or place their child for adoption…. We’ve adopted two children, domestically and internationally, and what […]

Ronan Farrow proud of growing up with special needs siblings

I am so proud of my family. I grew up across the table from Moses, who has cerebral palsy, and next to my sister Quincy, born of a drug-addicted inner-city mother, and Minh, who is blind. I could never have understood what it means to grow up blind or with cerebral palsy. I saw problems […]

Pro-life video based on singer’s adopted child’s experience

How often do we see the entertainment culture take a stand against abortion — especially one as powerful as John Elefante’s “This Time”? The former lead singer of Kansas offers an incredibly personal missive based on the story of his own adopted daughter in order to bring attention to Online for Life, which works to […]

What not to say about adoption

DecisionslogoGuest post by Susie Allen, Pro-Life in TN

Statistics tell us that 50-55% of teens experiencing unplanned pregnancies choose single parenting, 30-35% choose abortion, and less than 1% choose to place their children for adoption.

These statistics are disturbing. What if we could reverse the statistics of abortion and adoption? With two million couples waiting to adopt, why doesn’t adoption seem to be an option on the radar screen of parents experiencing unplanned pregnancies?

One reason appears to be that even in well-written articles, adoption is framed in outdated and negative language. Even some professionals  who deal with teens have an inaccurate view of adoption, perpetuated by made-for-TV movies showing adoption as it was in the 1970′s. Today, options aren’t so limited, with open, semi-open, and confidential adoptions.

UK may force Catholic adoption agency out over marriage requirement

The charity regulator in Scotland has upheld a ruling that would force a Roman Catholic adoption agency to end its policy that requires prospective adoptive parents to be married for at least two years…. This attack on the adoption agency was orchestrated by National Secular Society, who claims that the policy of searching for stable […]

$10,000 offered to surrogate to abort her baby

“They were both visibly upset. The mother was crying,” she remembers. “They said they didn’t want to bring a baby into the world only for that child to suffer. … They said I should try to be God-like and have mercy on the child and let her go.” “I told them that they had chosen […]

Abortion proponent Ashley Judd: “Making our own babies” is “selfish”

I figured it was selfish for us to pour our resources into making our “own” babies when those very resources and energy could not only help children already here, but through advocacy and service transform the world into a place where no child ever needs to be born into poverty and abuse again…. My belief […]

Man raised by lesbians: Gay families causing “human rights crisis”

rolopez1I published some articles about being the product of gay parenting and received hundreds of e-mails from around the world pleading with me to fight against a growing human-rights crisis caused by the LGBT movement….

[T]hey were children of sperm donors, troubled adoptees, people agonized by the baby-farming in India and elsewhere, gays horrified at what is being done in the name of “gay families,” religious people, atheists, people who know for whatever reason that buying babies and erasing fatherhood or motherhood is not the fruit of love….

MTV “16 & Pregnant” couple stands for life at youth pro-life conference

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I was fortunate enough to be in the second row, center stage, when this great young couple spoke at the Students for Life of America conference on January 26.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were made famous on MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” in 2009 when they decided to place their daughter Carly for adoption. MTV continued to track the couple in its “Teen Mom” series through 2012.

Since then the two have become strong advocates for adoption, speaking around the country at high school and college campuses.

And lately, Catelynn and Tyler have become more outspoken advocates for the sanctity of preborn human life as well, much to the chagrin of abortion pushers.

I don’t think video is available yet of their speech at SFLA’s conference, but I tweeted a couple of their statements during their speech…

Jillian Michaels surprised by support after coming out, then adopting

I was surprised. People were pretty supportive. We’ve got it all going on in our household – two moms and a black daughter – so I thought we were going to get it from every angle. But for the most part, people basically said, “God bless. Congratulations!” ~ Celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels on the […]

Celebrity’s adopted daughter a “Jackpot Baby”

People say to us, “How nice of you to adopt and help a child in need.” And we say, “No, you’ve got that backward. We needed her….” We call her Jackpot Baby, she is everything you could ever wish for: Healthy, gorgeous, calm, sweet [and] loving. ~ Jennifer Aspen (pictured right), actress and star of […]

No wire hangers? “Jane” admits she would not have had an illegal abortion

What would you have done if you weren’t allowed an abortion? Jane: This is a really tough question. Honestly, I would have done everything in my power to obtain a safe abortion. I would have contacted organizations such as Women on Waves or Women on Web and sought them out to have the procedure done […]

Victim of violent rape explains why she chose life

You can’t look around a room and tell who was conceived with wine and roses and who was conceived on a street corner. We’re all human beings; we all have value. ~ Liz Carl (pictured right), as quoted from the June 25 episode of the Emmy Award winning pro-life television show Facing Life Head-On (episode […]

Jillian Michaels gushes about recent adoption

Adoption is a calling… there is something in you that can’t be denied. You just know in the deepest part of your being that you are meant to find this little soul and guide them through life. ~ Celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels, sharing her thoughts about being a mother to her adopted daughter Lukensia […]

Kim Kardashian looking into adoption

It’s taken months, but Kim has finally made moves to rebuild her life her own way — which means exploring her options for adopting as a single parent without delay. She would like to adopt a baby from Armenia. ~ OK! staff reporting on socialite Kim Kardashian’s consideration of adopting a child overseas as a […]

“October Baby” to open in 220 new theaters this weekend; success vexes abortion group

I’m sure October Baby producers loved that headline, which sandwiched their little pro-life movie between one of the top box office draws of all time and the sequel to another box office smash.

Here’s another one for their scrapbook…

Law & Order actress: Failed adoption “devastating” but had “happy ending”

It was nothing short of devastating. But… it was probably the greatest, happiest ending. I mean, it was so painful for us, but it was deeply joyful and deeply right for her. ~ Law & Order SVU star Mariska Hargitay, remarking on a past failed adoption after the baby’s mother decided to parent, as quoted […]

All about “October Baby”

UPDATE 3/26, 10:45a: October Baby did very well at the box office this weekend. According to The Hollywood Gossip:

The anti-abortion drama October Baby opened in 390 theaters nationwide this weekend, earning the second-highest per-screen average behind The Hunger Games.
Samuel Goldwyn released the movie, starring Rachel Hendrix, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy, primarily in favorable political environments, earning $1.7M….

The movie’s overall gross is technically $1.9 million now….

In an effort to finance a wider release, filmmakers were able to raise $3 million from investors. To promote the film, its backers screened it for church groups and ran advertisements on networks such as Fox News.

While its niche may be relatively small, it is that dedicated, laser-targeted audience that helped make fellow faith-based fare Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron, one of the most successful independent films of 2008, grossing $33.5 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, October Baby landed in the top 10 for the weekend, quite respectable.

UPDATE 3/26, 10:27a: I went to see October Baby Saturday night with a group of pro-life friends and was pleasantly surprised by a bonus feature that ran during film credits but was not in the cut I was sent to review.  Actress Shari Rigby spoke of her own abortion and the healing she had received.

“Modern Family” star adopts second child

There’s lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point.” ~ ABC’s Modern Family star Ty Burrell, on the adoption of a second daughter with wife, Holly (pictured above left), as quoted by People, March 19 The couple adopted their […]

Obama administration kills embryo adoption program, funds abortions for detainees

I don’t know how much more of this man I can take. This is an evil, evil administration.

President Barack Obama has cut funding to the embryo adoption program that President George W. Bush launched by in 2002. According to the Washington Times, March 4:

Andrew Breitbart: Adopted and pro-life

Breitbart’s politics were a bit more libertarian than Santorum’s, but Andrew was strongly pro-life. It was kind of personal with him, because he was adopted — his birth parents were a couple of ’60s hippie types — and Andrew thus understood deeply the enormous potential of “unwanted” babies. ~ Robert Stacy McCain remembering conservative activist […]

Pro-choicer needs advice on how to handle family abortion confrontations

… [F]or those of us with anti-choice family members, how do you handle family gatherings? I have typically tried to avoid discussing health care or politics. But that strategy crapped out on me over the holidays when my mom started asking me why I don’t support adoption over abortion. I walked away from a fight […]

Gingrich: Give Planned Parenthood funding to adoption agencies

I would like to defund Planned Parenthood…. I want to take all of that money and put it directly into adoption services to give young women the choice of life, not the culture of death. ~ GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, commenting at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum in South Carolina, as quoted […]

Ohio abortion clinic also offers adoption services

Capital Care Network, in Columbus, Ohio, is a one-of-a-kind women’s health center. They do perform abortions, but before doing so, they offer the woman the services of something no other abortion clinic in America can – a fully licensed adoption agency on site. ~ Lez Get Real reporting on an adoption agency located inside an […]

Mother and child reunite after 77 years

I loved that baby so much. I wanted what was best. ~ 100 year-old Minka Disbrow (pictured right with daughter) describing her feelings over giving up for adoption her baby who had been conceived as a result of rape, Associated Press, January 2 Mother and child were reunited 77 years later. [HT: Hot Air]

The case against homosexual adoption

Children should not be in these situations…we hesitate to call them households, because they aren’t. Children have the right to be raised in a family with a mother and a father. Period. They are not commodities to be used to “play” house and make a lifestyle of sin and immorality have the veneer of normalcy. […]

Actress doesn’t want to overindulge in childbearing

I have always wanted to have a child of my own and I will always want to go through that gift that women have been given to experience that, so I hope to be a mother at some point…. I think I can allow myself one child – and from then on, I think I […]

Brad Pitt loves large families

Brad Pitt knew from an early age that if he ever had his own family, it was going to a big one. “I had a friend who had a big family when I was a kid. I just loved the chaos around the breakfast table and the fighting and the ribbing, and the mom making […]

Stanek weekend question: Can pro-lifers work with pro-choicers to promote adoption?

Abortion proponent Christina Page wrote a piece May 6 in the Huffington Post entitled, “Should adoption be a reproductive right?” Page started by claiming pro-lifers “insist” adoption as an “easy choice” for birth mothers, a charge I’d be interested in seeing Page back up. Page went on to equate adoption with abortion, thereby providing a […]

Actress Patricia Heaton starts Twitter campaign to help Down syndrome advocacy group

4/4, 10:13a: The goal has just been reached, thanks! 4/1, 2:18p: Actress Patricia Heaton is best known for her role as Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond. But Heaton is also a rare pro-lifer in the liberal Hollywood community, currently functioning as the honorary chairperson of Feminists for Life. Now Heaton is trying to help […]

Jillian Michaels sets the record straight on her pregnancy comment

The reality is that I have endometriosis, and I most likely couldn’t get pregnant. I’ve had the X-rays, my tubes are closed, the uterine lining is too thick, blah, blah, blah. I was ashamed about it because I thought I’m supposed to be the healthiest woman in the world, and what does this say about […]

The gay abortionist who can’t find a baby to adopt

On November 20 the Toronto Star published an in-depth look at the shortage of abortionists in Canada, using pseudonymed Dr. Evan James, pictured above, as its focal point. There are a few stories inside this article, which is worth reading in its entirety. But I’m pulling excerpts that focus on the psyche of this particular […]

Rod Stewart on the daughter he placed for adoption

Aging rocker Rod Stewart publicly acknowledged on The Joy Behar Show last week he was a teenage father who agreed to place his baby for adoption. See video of that interview here. Interesting that pro-abort Behar responded, “Listen, it’s a great thing that you have that. At the end of the day you have each […]

New York Times: Abortion advocates discover adoption

We’ve always said “pro-choice” is code for “pro-abortion,” because the other side only pushes that 1 of the 3 choices of mothers in crisis pregnancies. On June 18 the

Country singer’s pro-life song and anti-life birth mom

Debuting on the country charts Matt Kennon’s song, The Call, is hopefully still gaining traction. In December

Marches for Life in San Francisco and Paris

While the annual Walk for Life West Coast had become when reading this view of it today from the other side, at

Breaking: Nelson, Casey still on board with Stupak amendment

Contrary to a Democrats for Life president Kristen Day in an email to me this morning. In fact, “both he and Senator [Bob] Casey are committed to removing abortion funding,” added Day. Subsequent to reading the CNN report that Nelson was back pedaling on his stand to keep public funding for abortion out of any […]

Breaking News: Late-term abortionist James Pendergraft loses appeal; suspension stands

Today Orlando, FL, late-term abortionist James Pendergraft lost his appeal in the 5th District Court of Appeal, and the suspension of his license by the FL Board of Medicine stands. According to a court document filed today, “Dr. Pendergraft violated sections 456.072(1)(k) and 458.331(1)(g) when he performed a third trimester abortion in his clinic, which […]

American Idol to debut pro-life ad tonight

From Imagine Spot 2 – will begin airing tonight on the American Idol finale. We have secured ad space in select markets in 6 states, beginning tonight in Baltimore. Our ad will also be running tomorrow night during the 2nd night of the finale in select markets in NC, PA, WI, NV and FL. Here’s […]

Breaking news: Pro-life ad to air during American Idol finale

There was great news at yesterday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. According to CatholicVote.org as part of its series of “Imagine the Potential” ads, the new ad promotes adoption by highlighting famous people who were themselves adopted. The ad is fabulous! You’ll watch it more than once… Continued NCRegister.com…

Man “adopts” wife’s aborted children

by Kelli Stan Musil of CA has signed papers to “adopt” and give his last name to wife Lisa’s 2 aborted children to help her heal from her post-abortion distress.

Life of the Tea Party

by Carder Tomorrow, April 15, over 600 cities in all 50 states will participate in the

Weekend question I

On October 16 Matt Lauer interviewed Angelina Jolie on NBC’s Today Show re: her new film,

The “Juno effect” promoted by comprehensive sex ed crowd

In “Diablo Cody got me pregnant,” Manhattan Monarch

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Heartbroken by the events unfolding in #Ferguson. A parent’s right to raise their child in love and safety, and to dream that their child will have every opportunity in the world to grow into a fiercely independent adult is a fundamental issue of reproductive justice. As a feminist, as an organizer, and most of all as a parent, my thoughts are with Lesley McSpadden.

~ Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards on Facebook, August 14, adding this graphic, with the fine print, “Repeal Hyde Art Project,” which seeks to force taxpayer funding of abortions for all pregnant mothers on Medicaid. Click to enlarge:

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